NEWS   

Report by Programme Unit

 

1st Patrol boat left Honiara for Temotu on 12 May 2017.

They carry relief supplies from Islands to Islands of Temotu Province.

 

 

By Tomoyuki Kogawa 

Setting up KOBOTOOL for data correction at the area which were affected by TC DONNA.

They are headed for wharf to load supply onto Patrol boat.

 

Charging HF Radio for communication at Temotu area where cannot communicate.

CANCELLATION OF TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNINGS 

CANCELLATION OF TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNINGS ISSUED BY THE SOLOMON ISLANDS METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE AT 12:30 PM THIS AFTERNOON ON MONDAY 08TH OF MAY 2017.

ALL TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNINGS PREVIOUSLY ISSUED FOR MAKIRA, TEMOTU RENNELL AND BELLONA PROVINCES ARE NOW CANCELLED.

SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE DONNA IS NOW MOVING AWAY FROM SOLOMON ISLANDS.

HOWEVER FRESH TO STRONG WINDS OF 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH ROUGH SEAS AND MODERATE SWELLS ARE STILL EXPECTED OVER WATERS OF TEMOTU, MAKIRA AND RENNELL & BELLONA PROVINCES FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW.

HEAVY RAIN AT TIMES WITH THUNDERSTORMS IS LIKELY TO CONTINUE OVER PARTS OF TEMOTU TODAY.

THIS WILL BE THE FINAL TROPICAL CYCLONE BULLETIN FOR CYCLONE DONNA.

DATE: 08TH MAY 2017.

Public Information Function Team

NDMO Plans for possible response

The NEOC Management Team today meets to develop plan of action for possible response to TC Donna.

Speaking during the Meeting, acting Director of the, National Disaster Management Office, Mr George Baragamu said, our focus for today, is to put together plans as part of the NDMO/NEOC preparation to support, the Provincial Emergency Operation Centres in Lata and Kirakira.

Mr Baragamu stated that, there might be possible significant or severe damage caused by TC Donna, and we must prepare ourselves on how best, we could provide support to the provinces concern, according to our disaster management arrangements.

NDMO partners such as NGOs that are having stock piles at the provinces were also contacted to provide list of available items. This will clearly reveal gaps that may need more attention for planning purposes.

Staffs of the National Disaster Management Office today, are committing their time and effort in making sure the NEOC is ready for the support initiatives.

However, NEOC would like to thank police and NGOs for their support in this preparations.

In the meantime, the NEOC continues to encourage people to listen out to radios for further warnings and what to do information. Public are also encourage to contact 955 or 933 for more information.

N-DOC Meeting

 

By Brian Tom

Principal Programs Officer, National Emergency Operation Center

NEOC activated to support Lata PEOC on TC Donna

The National Disaster Management Office has activated the National Emergency Operation Centre following impacts reports received as a result of Tropical Cyclone Donna. 

Cyclone Donna this morning with a central pressure of 994 hector Pascals, located near 13.1 degrees latitude south and 171.2 degrees longitude east. With its destructive winds and heavy rains, communities of Tikopia, Anuta, Vanikoro Utupua and Reefs Islands, have reported impacts.

NEOC liaising with the Solomon Islands Meteorological service to closely monitor the movement, intensity and possible impacts Donna would cause to vulnerable communities.

The NEOC is now activated on standby mode, to support the Provincial Emergency Operation Centre in Lata Temotu Province, for further verification of information received.

The NEOC now would like to encourage people to listen out to the SIBC and other media outlets for warnings and what to do information.  You can call 955 or 933 for more information.